Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Sign Regulations Part II – Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment

bookstoreFollowing the Part I Zoning Ordinance Amendment to rewrite the sign regulations to be content-neutral, Part II will focus on a broader review of sign policies in Fairfax County. Initially, staff will conduct outreach and education, highlighting the existing regulations and soliciting feedback on what changes should be considered as a part of the Part II Amendment. Following this period of outreach, staff will begin consideration of the amendment. Potential topics may include:

  • Expansion of the ability to request a Comprehensive Sign Plan (CSP) application in commercial areas (currently this request is limited to Planned Districts)
  • Inclusion of review standards and submission requirements for all CSP applications
  • Clarification of sign regulations for mixed-use development and multifamily buildings
  • Review of roof-mounted sign regulations and electronic display (aka digital) signs
  • Consideration of signage standards for mobile pickup parking spaces and drive through uses
  • Revise regulations related to subdivision signs, signs on property actively marketed for sale, lease, or rent, and signs on property undergoing active construction, alteration, or renovation

Community Engagement

Upcoming Meetings


Past Meetings & Materials

Signs Education and Outreach Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Meeting Recording

Signs Education and Outreach Community Meeting
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Great Falls Citizen Association
Thursday, February 10, 2022 

Signs Outreach Meeting with Faith and Non-Profit Leaders
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 

Braddock Land Use and Environment Committee
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 

Signs Outreach Meeting with Faith and Non-Profit Leaders
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 

Mason District Council
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 

Mount Vernon Civic Association 
Monday, March 7, 2022

Hunter Mill Land Use Committee
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

McLean Citizen Association
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 

Lee District Land Use Committee
Monday, April 11, 2022

Providence District Council
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Planning Commission Land Use Process Review Committee
Thursday, May 12, 2022 

Sully District Land Use and Transportation
Monday, May 16, 2022 

Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Policy Committee
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 


Introduction to Sign Regulations Presentation

Nonresidential Minor Signs Flyer: English | Spanish | Korean

Prohibited Signs Flyer: English | Spanish | Korean

Status Update on Signs ZOA (September 21, 2021)

Land Use Policy Committee Presentation (May 17, 2022)

Signs Part II – Preliminary Concepts (May 17, 2022)

Contact Us

For questions or comments about the proposed amendment, please contact Casey Judge, Zoning Administration Division, by email or at 703-324-1314.

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